Many workers — union and nonunion — ask why unions support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Why, as one member puts it, are we fighting for the “illegals who have been taking our jobs”? I remind them of a powerful statement from labor’s past that lives on today: An injury to one is an injury to all.
Northern California; Connecticut; Texas; Providence, R.I.
As poll numbers for the Republicans who currently rule Ohio continue to drop to record lows, the issue of health care justice is emerging as a key electoral issue in this swing state. A series of struggles for health care justice are developing throughout Ohio.
Under the banner headline “Take Back Ohio,” the Ohio AFL-CIO has put in place a 10-zone statewide political structure. The Take Back Ohio political organization, while working in cooperation with the area labor federations, is nevertheless an independent labor political structure dealing solely with working-class issues and endorsed candidates.
Marches, picket lines and other demonstrations are shaking Puerto Rico as the colonial administration closed down government agencies and schools, ironically enough, on May 1 — International Workers Day — in response to the island nation’s budget crisis. Up to 100,000 people, over 6 percent of the workforce, are losing their public sector jobs in this country of about 4 million.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — “Today we march, tomorrow we vote” is the theme of this year’s celebration and presentation of People’s Weekly World “Newsmaker Awards” on the occasion of International Workers Day.